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Food Sensitivity Testing Specialist

180 Health Medical & Wellness Center

Regenerative Medicine & Functional Medicine Specialist located in Springfield, MO

Eating a nutritious meal is one of life’s pleasures, but some people’s bodies have a negative response to certain foods. The team at 180 Health Medical & Wellness Center in Springfield, Missouri, offers food sensitivity testing to identify which foods your body can’t tolerate. Call or book an appointment online today to learn more about easy and convenient food sensitivity testing.

Food Sensitivity Testing

What is the difference between a food sensitivity and a food allergy?

A food sensitivity, also known as food intolerance, may cause symptoms that make you think you’re allergic to a certain food. But there’s a significant difference between having a food sensitivity and a food allergy. 

Food sensitivity

When you eat a food you’re sensitive to, or that your body can’t tolerate, you’re unable to digest it properly. This may cause a variety of symptoms that can make you feel miserable, but they’re generally not considered a medical emergency. Symptoms of a food sensitivity take longer to appear than symptoms of a food allergy and often include headaches and digestive issues. 

Food allergy

A food allergy triggers your body’s immune response. Eating food that you’re allergic to can lead to life-threatening problems, such as anaphylaxis, which can come on suddenly. 

How do I know if I have a food sensitivity?

Do the healthy foods you eat make you feel sick? Then you may have a food sensitivity. Eating food you’re sensitive to may cause inflammation in your body and lead to a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Hives
  • Bloating
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Stomachaches
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Cold symptoms like a cough and runny nose

If these symptoms affect you, schedule a food sensitivity test at 180 Health Medical & Wellness Center.

What does food sensitivity testing entail?

The team at 180 Health Medical & Wellness Center uses a simple blood test in the office to evaluate your body’s inflammatory response to certain foods. The results of this test provide guidance on what foods you should avoid or eliminate from your diet. 

What is the next step after food sensitivity testing?

The results of your food sensitivity test are usually available within a few days. The team at 180 Health Medical & Wellness Center reviews your results with you. Then, they develop a customized wellness plan that avoids the specific foods you’re sensitive to. 

Call 180 Health Medical & Wellness Center, or book an appointment online to learn more about food sensitivity testing that includes a fully customized wellness plan.

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